secretary has to win over hostile republicans. there's a senate hearing this week. john kerry on the other hand - is expected to breeze through his thursday hearing.as the choice for secretary of state. another key hearing. hillary clinton - who still holds that job - is set to testify on the attack on the american mission in libya wednesday. where she could be grilled on what went wrong. as for the debt ceiling. republicans controlling the house are moving quickly to defuse a potential debt crisis. they're offering legislation to prevent a first-ever default on u.s. debts for three months or so. that would delay what could still be a showdown. >> in my view it is not responsible to raise the debt ceiling and the way that we change the way we do things here. >> catherine: democrats don't like the 3-month delay idea.but the administration won't oppose it. some of the quirky things which were part of the are all over the internet. you heard about beyonce lip- synching. but did you know that her emerald earrings are worth 1.8 million dollars? some people thought that was an excessive display.